scp -q behavior different than documented

Mikel Ward mward at
Thu Jan 3 15:18:22 EST 2008


The man page says -q disables the progress meter, but it also disables
all other output.

$ scp -q badhost:/bin/ls .

$ scp badhost:/bin/ls . 
ssh: badhost: Name or service not known

I would like -q to disable the progress meter as documented (I don't see
the point of a -q flag if all it does is discards stderr, since I can
already do that with my shell), but you might prefer to update the man
page to reflect the current behavior instead.

Tested with openssh-4.7p1 on Fedora.



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